Academie NPIP på Bastard Gallery 5-9 maj 2009
Bastard Gallery, in collaboration with New Print International Publisher
(NPIP), Samuel Nyholm and Nazareno Crea, gives a four-day workshop of
analog printing technologies, for 15 students, from the Fine art and
Graphic Design institutions at Konstfack, Advertising and Graphic design
at Beckmans, and Fine art at the Royal University College of Fine Art in
Stockholm and the ECAL in Lausanne.
The NPIP philosophy is to rationalize and control as much as possible of
the printing process and to carry out a large part of the work on their
own, which works fine as long as the edition is not too extensive (which
is generally the case in cultural contexts). The most sensible option can
also, like in the case of "Dolls", a catalogue produced by NPIP for the
video artist Annika Larsson last year, be a combination of cheap digital
printing and analogue interventions, where the printing process also
includes the narrative elements of the book. The benefits of this thinking
is not only that the designer may retain a larger share of the budget, but
also allow more room for experimentation with materials, techniques and
The purpose of the academy is to deepen the students and our own practical and philosophical point of view connected to primitive printing
techniques, with emphasis on a playful approach, implemented into rational
and applied practise.
The workshop consists of four days of production, between 6th and 9th of
May and a final evaluation party on the evening of the 9th of May,
including musical entertainment, 19-23, everything taking place inside the
gallery. It will also be possible to buy and borrow various publication
affiliated to the workshop and it's participants.
The gallery is open for the public 15-19 pm during the workshop 6-9 May. Opening: presentation of the work shop at 19-23 pm on Saturday the 9th of May.
Virlani Hallberg and Samuel Nyholm, Bastard, NPIP & REALA
116 64 Stockholm